tv Eyewitness Noon News CBS April 7, 2010 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT
more than 100,000 customers lose service in baltimore county and when will the repairs be complete. hello, i'm don scott >> and i'm jessica kartalija. the water stopped flowing at the towson reservoir and 150,000 residents are affected. sky chopper 13 is over the site right now as the crews work near the reservoir, it could be hours before the electricity is restored and wjz is live with the coverage. we're looking down on the repairs as you just saw, not to mention the traffic problems involved. we'll begin with mike schuh on the ground. >> reporter: well, good afternoon, don, it's interesting, there was enough system to forgo any real large outages until right now. in may's chapel, they're reporting they're out of water. that's some ten miles from here, but more and more people, the new estimate is up to
200,000 people may go without water this afternoon. >> reporter: it's all because of what happened on this bge power pole. >> i heard like a big boom. it went off and i woke up and came downstairs and, well, i didn't see anything. i smelled smoke. it smelled like a bonfire. i went back in, i layed back down and a couple minutes later, i heard it again and i came out and i saw the confusion, with the fire trucks and the pole was just on fire. >> reporter: without the power, no water is pumped to the county north of towson >> it took out both feeds and others were affected in the area. until that's completed, which the estimate is 4:00 this afternoon, the area will be out of water. >> the underground cable from
the pole to the pumping station was destroyed and what we have to do now, that's remove the damaged cable, what's left of it and replace it with new cable. that's a time consuming job and it will take the better part of the day. >> reporter: you're looking now live from chopper 13. this is the 15 million-gallon towson reservoir and in the nutted shell, they have no problem getting water, but there's no power to pump it. and one has been replaced and they're working on the second. so, the reservoirs north and northwest and north east of towson from here on throughout darkness, you'll find water pressure dropping and you'll do without. it will take hours before restarting the system. all right, thank you, mike. complete coverage of the outage
continues now and captain mike perry has an update on the repair process. >> afternoon, jessica. we're looking at hillen road. it's blocked in it's entirety and it's two blocks, invite clouds far hill road. and that's out of the apartment complex and inconvenient, you have to go stephenson down to york and work your way back into the neighborhoods. well, it's causing some fairly decent issues and there's about two dozen bge trucks on the scene and they'll stay here until they get the situation resolved. we see a dozen other city trucks at the reservoir and the repair is well in progress and it will take time throughout the afternoon to get it completed. all right, thank you, captain mike. the baltimore county officials
have opened a phone line for residents with concerns and questions. that's the number and of course, we'll bring you the latest at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. the other big story, former governor bob ehrlich is kicking off his campaign to win his old job back. adam may is live with more. >> reporter: governor ehrlich hand changed much. he just wrapped up his first campaign teach in four years and it was as fiery as always. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the former governor kicks off his campaign telling a crowd, welcome to history part 2. >> what do we see unfolding, tax increases! that's correct. >> reporter: he took a few early political jams. >> unemployment is 15% and it's doubled in the state over the
past four years, enough of the trash talking, we'll debate and compete and fight and we'll win. [ cheers and applause ] >> i support bob because it stands on taxes, immigration and the other conservative issues he's talking about. we have to have the fiscal responsibility in the state of maryland. >> i'm a small business owner and right now, it's not business friendly. >> reporter: will he do a better job? oh, yeah. look at history and it's there. >> success, let's take it to annapolis and recapture the state house. god speed, we love you very much. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: and governor ehrlich made a huge tax cut programs saying if elected, he would roll back the sales tax increase for the state of maryland and we tried to ask him questions and he wouldn't take questions from reporters this afternoon.
reporting live in rockville montgomery county. and thank you, adam. he has another appearance tonight in arbutus. we're feeling the heat again as the warm air sticks around. there's a onlineline at the m.d -- there's a long line at the maryland zoo. some visitors took cover in the shade and taking a live look outside, clear skies overbaltimore and how much longer will the weather stick around. we're live with the coverage and marty's in the out back and first, we'll begin with bernadette woods. well, we have another day or two before we see the end of the heat spell. we'll show you what we have now. at noon, we're up to 83 degrees in baltimore. the average high is about 62 degrees. we're already 20 above that. and 76 in elkton and 81 degrees in ocean city and the wind's off of the land now.
that could kick into a sea breeze and cool down this afternoon. here's more temperatures and 79 in westminster and cooler along the water and 79 in rock hall. we've broken records already this week and will we again today? >> reporter: well, i'm having a little bit of a flash back, this is where the snow was. that's when we were doing the blizzard, i saw it on the air with the lulls in the conch, i -- coverage, and i thought i could do a snow angel and i couldn't fall into it the snow was so high. and what a difference 90 degrees and a couple of months does. the hat trick and i'm counting on the fact we'll get to the record. we've put 2010 in the record books. okay, we got to 84 degrees on monday and the regular, 83 and
yesterday, we tied a record of 90 degrees that goes to 1929 and today, we're forecasting 92 and the record is from 9129 and we -- 1929 and we'll have a new record possibly in the area and the mere fact, three days of record tieing leather. and early spring and in early april, that's just incredible into itself. particularly, with what we're dealing with 60 days ago. just 60 days ago. and bern told you it would last for one more day and we'll have the first warning details coming up in the first warning weather segment. howard county police are investigating three shootings that left five injured. the two masked men shot a man and he's in serious condition and the next shootings happen
at 1:00 a.m. in lorrell. and finally, two more were wounded. today, a $1500 reward is rewarded in the gun violence. baltimore county is investigating a money struck and killed by a vehicle overnight. it happened after 7:00 and a man ran out of gas and pulled over. he was hit and killed. and the driver of the other car remained at the scene. crews are sending signals into a west virginia coal mine and so far, they're not getting response from the miners. they're hoping to find four miners alive and a short time ago, they announced they'll need to drill three holes before the rescuers can safely enter the mine. >> we have two locations we talked about earlier that the people were unaccounted for, three in one area and one in the other. they'll fan out in two
different areas. >> the officials will need four or five hours to reach the area. this is the deadliest u.s. mining accident since 1984. still to come on wjz-13 eyewitness news at noon. an arrest at an airport. you have to hear what two women tried to smuggle on a plane. could there be a royal engagement? >> stick around, your complete forecast is coming up. ,,,,
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they claimed they thought he was sleeping. astronauts have a meet and greet above the pacific ocean. >> the crew's coming through the hatch at 4:11 a.m. central time. >> they docked at the international space station this morning and discovery's crew joined the others on the international space station. it includes nine men and four women. and royal rumors are flying in england this noon. prince william is reportedly about to announce his engagement and the speculation comes after the royal was cleared for june 3rd and 4th. that would suggest the date or a wedding. they've been dating on and off since 2003. still ahead on wjz-13 eyewitness news at noon. and taking a live look outside, stay tuned, bernadette woods
the west, south west and that's why the warm air is pulling down to ocean city. most of the warmups had a wind coming off of the ocean. we're already up to 80-degrees in ocean city. and here's what we're looking at, we have a lot of warmth up the east coast and the chance to break the records once again today and just behind that, here's the next front. it will come our way tomorrow. still, another warm day tomorrow and when it comes through, we'll have a chance of thunderstorms and strong thunderstorms tomorrow and tomorrow night. most of tomorrow will be dry and cooler air will follow. here's how it looks, here's the front getting it back together and it's making a connection with the gulf. it will have more rain as it comes our way and the bulk of the rain will be tomorrow night and early friday morning. i know everyone wants to know what's happening friday afternoon. most of that will get out of here, but there's a chance for
a lingering shower or two and most of the rain is gone. cooler air will follow and nothing that extraordinary to some of the years for opening days. not like what we're experiencing now. and we're going up to 92 degrees and the record is 93. the all time record for april is 94. that's been hit four times and we'll be in that area and tomorrow, in the 50s and sunshine and clouds and late in the day, well, more so tomorrow night, we'll have a chance for thunderstorms and we'll get up to the 80s before that happens. trying to look at the positive here. it's not as bad as the recent opening days we've had. >> last year was cold. >> well, it was in the 30s two years ago. >> yeah, i was trying to figure out what it was. >> and it snowed a little bit. >> yeah, that's good. the o's are back for
opening day fred. tune in at 2:00 for the coverage and the first pitch, 3:05. >> a new study questions the benefits of fruits an vegetables. wjz-13 is always on, here are the stop tories on wjz.com at this hour, for all of the updates on the news an the updated first warning weather forecast, , ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a new study finds that fruits and vegetables may only provide modest protection against cancer. researchers found a weak association between high fruit and vegetable intake and reduced cancer intake. but they're still good for you. >> a few reasons to check in tonight. one's a major bomb shell. casey anthony could have drugged her daughter to make her sleep and that's part of the story. also, cracking down on parties on the ocean and police are taking steps to stop them. for more of these stories and breaking news, that's today at 4:00. >> sounds like fun. >> all right, stay,,,,,,,,
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